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[audio]Mind the gap - London Sound Survey
'Mind the gap' announcements on the District and Circle line platforms at Monument Underground station. First, announcements for an eastbound train, then a westbound train pulls in, and the instruction is repeated. Recorded July 2009.
Keywords: London; London sounds; London Underground; recorded announcement
Downloads: 8,551
[audio]Big Ben 11am - London Sound Survey
Sound action recording - Officialdom - Nonverbal signals: Big Ben strikes the hour in central London. Recorded late August 2009.
Keywords: London; London sounds; Big Ben; clock
Downloads: 4,235
[audio]Oral history interview: Islington sounds in the 1950s and 60s - London Sound Survey
Martin Wright recalls the sounds of his childhood in a tenement at the Angel, Islington. He describes the sounds of Chapel market, accordion players, fights in a rough pub called the Scotch House, children's street games and more. Interviewed in July 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; oral history; interview; Islington
Downloads: 154
[audio]For your safety London Bridge - London Sound Survey
Pre-recorded 'Stand behind the yellow line' safety announcement on a Northern Line platform at London Bridge station. Recorded October 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; London Underground; recorded announcement
Downloads: 277
[audio]Muezzin in Whitechapel - London Sound Survey
The muezzin at the East London Mosque, Whitechapel, calls evening prayers. The prayer-call competes with the sound of heavy traffic passing along Whitechapel Road. Recorded May 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; religion; Islam; mosque; muezzin
Downloads: 1,487
[audio]Collared Dove - London Sound Survey
London wildlife: Two collared doves call at Rainham station, Essex/east London.
Keywords: London; London sounds; wildlife; birds; Essex; Rainham
Downloads: 223
[audio]Platform announcer Victoria Underground - London Sound Survey
A member of station staff uses the platform tannoy system to make standard announcements on the District and Circle line platform at Victoria. Recorded August 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; London Underground; recorded announcement
Downloads: 479
[audio]Mr Punch in Barnes - London Sound Survey
A Punch and Judy man, with PA-amplified voice, wraps up an afternoon's show at the Barnes annual fete in south-west London. Recorded July 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; Punch and Judy; Barnes
Downloads: 105
[audio]Sax player Soho - London Sound Survey
A saxophonist plays a moody version of 'The Girl from Ipanema' late at night against a suitable backdrop of sirens and night revellers' hubbub in Old Compton Street, Soho, central London. Recorded Jult 2008.
Keywords: London; field recording; busker; saxophone; Soho
Downloads: 120
[audio]Bus conductor Strand - London Sound Survey
A conductor on a number 11 Routemaster bus calls out the placenames at stops along the Strand, central London. Cross-fading of two extracts from a longer recording. Recorded September 2008.
Keywords: London; field recording; transport; bus; bus conductor; Strand
Downloads: 76
[audio]Maison Souss coffee house - London Sound Survey
Inside Maison Souss, an Algerian-run coffee shop overlooking Shepherds Bush Green. A man opposite stirs his tall glass of coffee, staff and customers' voices in conversation, sounds of the coffee machine, an oscillating hum from the air conditioning system. Recorded August 2009.
Keywords: London; London sounds; ambient; Shepherds Bush; coffee bar
Downloads: 84
[audio]Kiosk owner St Giles Circus - London Sound Survey
A kiosk owner at St Giles Circus, central London, advertises drinks and sweets with a steady stream of sales patter. Music plays over a loudspeaker mounted at the front of his kiosk. Pedestrian and traffic noise. Recorded August 2009.
Keywords: London sounds; London; ambient; street seller
Downloads: 48
[audio]Sir Colin Campbell pub music 2 - London Sound Survey
A small group of Irish musicians play traditional music on a Saturday night in the Sir Colin Campbell pub, Kilburn High Road, north London. Recorded November 2008.
Keywords: London; sounds; field recording; pub; Irish music; Kilburn
Downloads: 188
[audio]By Oval tube station - London Sound Survey
Night-time sound map: Ambience at the entrance to Oval Underground/tube station in south London. Sounds of traffic, footsteps, voices of people passing in and out of the station, and station announcements.
Keywords: London; London sounds; ambient; field recording; Oval; London Underground
Downloads: 206
[audio]Bank holiday fair Blackheath - London Sound Survey
Sound action recording - Economic - Funfairs and amusements: Extracts from a longer recording featuring dodgem ride operator's voice, screams of people on various rides, spooky recorded voices for a ghost train ride, and music from other attractions.
Keywords: London; London sounds; funfair; fairground; field recording; Blackheath
Downloads: 70
[audio]Platform 5 London Bridge - London Sound Survey
On a Saturday night at London Bridge train station: footsteps, a group of girls shout, laugh and chant as they make their way along the platform, other voices, a train pulls into the station followed by a station announcement.
Keywords: London sounds; London; ambient; railway; train station
Downloads: 126
[audio]Show ticket seller - London Sound Survey
A man working for a ticket agency in Covent Garden calls out the titles of West End shows. Recorded August 2008.
Keywords: London; sounds; field recording; West End; Covent Garden
Downloads: 37
[audio]Kilburn High Road station - London Sound Survey
Saturday night-time atmosphere from a platform at Kilburn High Road train station, north London. A woman sings at a pub karaoke a few streets away, traffic noise from Kilburn High Road.
Keywords: London sounds; London; field recording; ambient; Kilburn
Downloads: 76
[audio]Please help the disabled - London Sound Survey
A man with a distinctive sing-song mantra of 'Please help the disabled, help the disabled please' tries to raise funds from afternoon commuters at City Thameslink station. He has appeared regularly at London rail termini for at least a decade. Until a few years ago, his chant went 'Please help the handicapped'. Recorded April 2009.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; charity; fundraiser
Downloads: 74
[audio]May be slippery Charing Cross - London Sound Survey
Echoey-sounding pre-recorded safety announcement at Charing Cross railway station, warning passengers that the platforms may be wet and slippery. Recorded May 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; Charing Cross; recorded announcement
Downloads: 71
[audio]St James's Park 6am - London Sound Survey
In St James's Park, central London: ducks and geese call in the morning on the lake in the park. Big Ben can be heard striking the hour faintly in the background.
Keywords: London sounds; London; ambient; wildlife
Downloads: 105
[audio]Beehive pub Brixton - London Sound Survey
Night-time sound map recording: Ambience in the Beehive pub, Brixton, south London. Loud conversations and laughter from the pub regulars. Recorded in September 2009.
Keywords: London; London sounds; ambient; pub; Brixton; field recording
Downloads: 88
[audio]Big Issue 1 - London Sound Survey
Homeless Big Issue seller in Hammersmith, west London. The seller repeats his call every few seconds against a backdrop of crowd and traffic noise. Recorded May 2008.
Keywords: London; field recording; street seller; Big Issue; homeless
Downloads: 39
[audio]Speakers Corner preacher - London Sound Survey
A preacher at Speakers Corner describes how God has turned his life around. He stands alone ignored by all except the recordist, with a small cardboard placard bearing a Biblical verse. Recorded in the early afternoon on a Sunday, July 2008.
Keywords: London; sounds; field recording; preacher; religion; Christian; Speakers Corner
Downloads: 149
[audio]Southwark cathedral bells - London Sound Survey
Immediately south of the Thames, the bells at Southwark cathedral are rung on a Sunday morning. Trains passing over Borough Market rumble and grind in the background. Recorded May 2009.
Keywords: London; sounds; field recording; church bells; Southwark; cathedral
Downloads: 607
[audio]Notting Hill Carnival 2008: Scenario sound system - London Sound Survey
Scenario sound system, one of the smaller rigs in the Carnival, plays dubstep to a crowd of local youngsters on Portobello Road north of the Westway. Recorded August 2008.
Keywords: London; sounds; field recording; Notting Hill Carnival; sound system; dubstep
Downloads: 37
[audio]Columbia Road flower market - London Sound Survey
Male and female traders' cries at Columbia Road flower market, east London, including some good banter with customers. Edited down from a 30-minute recording, with the individual extracts cross-faded. Recorded in September 2009.
Keywords: London; field recording; East End; Columbia Road; street market; market trader
Downloads: 49
[audio]South Bank blue busker - London Sound Survey
The busker is 'blue' as in completely coloured electric blue: face, hands, hair and clothing. He plays an acoustic guitar amplified with a small PA concealed beneath a cloth-covered pedestal. Onlookers applaud at the end. Recorded June 2009.
Keywords: London; sounds; field recording; busker; South Bank
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[audio]Aldgate Christian singers - London Sound Survey
A Gospel band from a North London evangelical church sing with accompanying drum at Petticoat Lane, east London, on a Sunday morning. About a dozen performers took part. Recorded May 2008.
Keywords: London; field recording; religious; Christian; gospel singers; Aldgate; Petticoat Lane
Downloads: 29
[audio]British Library lift voice - London Sound Survey
A recorded voice in a lift tells visitors to the British Library what's on each of four floors (excluding the lower ground floor). Such announcements were once a feature of department store lifts, and one such formed part of the theme tune for the 1970s BBC sitcom 'Are You Being Served?' But after visiting several department stores in London recently, it seems this helpful feature may live on in the British Library alone...
Keywords: London; field recording; British Library; elevator
Downloads: 213
[audio]Evening Standard seller 1 - London Sound Survey
Evening Standard newspaper seller outside Whitechapel tube station, east London. One of very few newspaper sellers left who call out the newspaper title and edition. A short recording made in the noisy environment outside the tube station. Recorded June 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; newspaper seller; Evening Standard; Whitechapel
Downloads: 140
[audio]G20 protests London - London Sound Survey
Edited down from a longer recording and cross-faded. Cyclists pedal eastwards along Tooley Street, sounding bells and whistles. Next, a jazz band leads a march northwards across London Bridge, followed by a battery-powered PA in a handcart, playing reggae. Crowd noise increases as the march reaches King William Street, with cheers and something like a cow-bell being struck. The noise redoubles when office workers are spotted peering from windows high up along Lombard Street...
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; G20; protest; demonstration
Downloads: 60
[audio]Broadmoor siren test - London Sound Survey
Weekly test of a siren forming part of the Broadmoor maximum security hospital warning system, carried out each Monday at 10am. The siren is located off Holt Lane, Wokingham, Berkshire. Originally recorded by Andrew Pollard in May 2008.
Keywords: London; field recording; siren; Broadmoor; mental hospital
Downloads: 526
[audio]Daniel Waples busker - London Sound Survey
Daniel Waples, a busker, plays a small steel drum-like instrument called a 'hang'. The hang has a soft and melodious sound and is played with the hands only. Recorded on the river path near the Tate Modern. Sounds of passersby and something nearby rustling in the breeze. Recorded June 2009.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; busker; busking; drum; South Bank; Thames
Downloads: 542
[audio]Lord Mayors Show 2008: Passing floats - London Sound Survey
Floats belonging to Canary Wharf Ltd and the Institute of Chartered Accountants pass by, followed by the Royal Yeomanry Band. Recorded opposite St Paul's Cathedral. Recorded November 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; Lord Mayor; St Paul's
Downloads: 16
[audio]Lord Mayors Show 2008: Setting up - London Sound Survey
Metallic clanging as crash barriers are put in place and interlocked at Ludgate Hill along the procession route. People selling whistles and programmes are heard. Recorded November 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; Lord Mayor; Ludgate
Downloads: 13
[audio]Lord Mayors Show 2008: Scots Guards - London Sound Survey
The procession reaches St Paul's Cathedral, headed by the Band of the Scots Guards. Crowds cheers and whistles, and a group of women dressed as Second World War Wrens call out to the spectators. Recorded November 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; Lord Mayor; St Paul's; Scots Guards
Downloads: 40
[audio]Notting Hill Carnival 2008: Glorious Backstage Arts - London Sound Survey
Glorious Backstage Arts carnival/mas float and band in parade, recorded near junction of Great Western Road and Westbourne Park Road, early afternoon. Recorded August 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; Notting Hill Carnival
Downloads: 21
[audio]Duke of Kendal pub singalong - London Sound Survey
On a Sunday evening, regulars gather to sing old songs as June plays the piano at the Duke of Kendal, near Marble Arch. "With friends and neighbours you're the richest man in town." Recorded November 2008.
Keywords: London; field recording; pub; singalong; Marble Arch
Downloads: 137
[audio]Freerunning Trafalgar Square - London Sound Survey
Excitable commentators' voices, crowd cheers and amplified music at the 'World Freerunning Championships' in Trafalgar Square. Recorded August 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; parkour; freerunning; Trafalgar Square
Downloads: 32
[audio]Acrobat South Bank 1 - London Sound Survey
A street acrobat on the South Bank by the Thames pushes a six-inch nail up his nose, to loud cries of disgust from onlookers.
Keywords: London; field recording; South Bank; street acrobat
Downloads: 28
[audio]Notting Hill Carnival: Dawn at Ladbroke Grove - London Sound Survey
People gather at 6am for the Jouvert parade, marking the start of the 2008 carnival, around the north end of Ladbroke Grove. Shouts from the crowd, horns and whistles, the sound of generator from a catering truck. Recorded August 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; Notting Hill Carnival; Jouvert; Ladbroke Grove
Downloads: 33
[audio]Notting Hill Carnival 2008: Jouvert - London Sound Survey
Around 7am, Jouvert revellers pelt each other with flour and paint as four lorry-mounted steel bands make their way slowly southwards down Ladbroke Grove. Recorded August 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; Notting Hill Carnival
Downloads: 16
[audio]East street market cheapjack 1 - London Sound Survey
Cheapjack trader at East Street market, South London, recorded on a Saturday afternoon. The cheapjack sells household and electrical goods from a raised stall. He banters with the crowd and with his assistant, whose voice is also heard. Recorded May 2008.
Keywords: London; field recording; street market; East Street
Downloads: 53
[audio]Save our Stow - London Sound Survey
Demonstrators chant in protest at the threatened closure of Walthamstow Stadium greyhound track as they head towards Hoe Street, north-east London. Recorded August 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; demonstration; protest; Walthamstow; dog racing
Downloads: 25
[audio]East Street market cheapjack 2 - London Sound Survey
More sales patter from the East Street market trader from south London, continuing to seel tacky gifts and electrical goods from his stall. Recorded May 2008.
Keywords: London; field recording; street market; East Street
Downloads: 45
[audio]Notting Hill Carnival 2008: Face Yaa Fear - London Sound Survey
Face Yaa Fear carnival band and float head south down Great Western Road to the junction with Westbourne Park Road. Recorded August 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; Notting Hill Carnival
Downloads: 16
[audio]Notting Hill Carnival 2008: Masquerade 2000 - London Sound Survey
Masquerade carnival/mas float and band in parade, recorded near junction of Great Western Road and Westbourne Park Road, early afternoon. Recorded August 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; Notting Hill Carnival
Downloads: 24
[audio]Notting Hill Carnival 2008: People's World - London Sound Survey
People's World carnival/mas float and band in parade, recorded near junction of Great Western Road and Westbourne Park Road, early afternoon. Recorded August 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; Notting Hill Carnival
Downloads: 36
[audio]Acrobat South Bank 2 - London Sound Survey
A street acrobat performs a balancing act at the South Bank by the Thames. He makes a long and treacly speech designed to elicit sympathy and money from onlookers. Recorded June 2008.
Keywords: London; field recording; South Bank; street acrobat; Thames
Downloads: 13
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